Thursday, October 2, 2008
You Might Be a Gardening Geek: The Vert Edition
In honor of my first hoe, I am offering my version of Carol of May Dreams Gardens's now famous series, You Might Be a Gardening Geek. Unlike Carol's much beloved hoes, gardening geek is a category on her blog while her hoes are relegated to the tools category. She's tweeted me that she's going to address that issue. That whole sequence might be reason number one that I might be a gardening geek, but is it the Twittering about hoes, the searching for a hoe category, or the hoe collection that makes me a geek? Oh, wait, that last is all Carol's! I only have one hoe.
But I still might be a gardening geek. Apparently, unlike the average consumer of hoes, I knew how to use it without reading the label:
But is it geekier that I didn't need to read the label or that I took picture of my inaugural hoe? You decide.
Is it geeky that I left a meeting early after receiving a text from my husband that after many aborted attempts
my moonflower was FINALLY blooming?
Is it more or less geeky that I left a vegetable gardening meeting?
Or that I was equally as thrilled to see that the moonflower, while weathered and beaten, was still glowing the morning after?
Is it more or less geeky that I was disappointed not to have container on hand to catch a giant beetle at the Austin City Limits Festival or that I bought this blue beetle bracelet there:
and was more excited about it than any band I saw except maybe David Byrne?
Is it more or less geeky that I sacrificed my last swig of coffee to trap this spider?
Or that I am now packing supplies from my Advanced Insect Collecting and Mounting Kit in my purse? I will be attending an outdoor wedding at dusk--prime insect collecting time--this Saturday. Do you think the bride will mind my collecting during the ceremony? If it's a short ceremony, maybe I can wait until the reception?
And finally is it geeky that although I could not attend last night's master gardener meeting because my dog had agility class, I came thisclose to stopping by on the way home just to claim some goodies from the plant swap at the end of the meeting?
Or is it just geeky that my dog goes to class? I won't even mention her seatbelt because then you won't have any doubt in your mind that I'm a geek.